(Savannah, Georgia – September 23, 2020) Southern Tide, a premier brand leader in coastal lifestyle and apparel, and Island Sport, a SC based company with ten locations in three states, announces the Grand Opening of their newest Signature Store in the new JW Marriott Hotel in downtown Savannah’s Plant Riverside District located at 300 W River St Unit 6D, Savannah, GA 31401. Once a historic Georgia Power Plant, the Plant Riverside District recently opened, anchored by a JW Marriott hotel, and over 20 new retail shops and restaurants.
The Southern Tide Signature Store soft opening was April 27th, and the Grand Opening will be October 1st through 4th. Along with Island Sport, Southern Tide looks to bring its Southern charm and coastal style to the Savannah River Walk. This Grand Opening, highlighted by a small, social distanced gathering on October 1st, will feature:
- A ribbon cutting featuring special guests, the honorable Mayor of Savannah, Van Johnson, and the CEO of Southern Tide, Christopher Heyn.
- Food and beverages, highlighted with beer by local brewery Savannah River Brewing Company, as well as a selection of wines hand selected from the FortyEight Wine Bar & Kitchen on Kiawah Island in SC.
- Contests and prizes, including a gift with every purchase.
This gathering will be conducted both inside of the new Southern Tide store, and outside on the Savannah Riverwalk. Special precautions will be in place, including mandatory mask wearing, hand sanitizer available in multiple locations, and encouraged social distancing.
“Island Sport continues to be a strategic and valued partner, and we are thrilled that they have opened our newest Signature Store. Savannah is a community that embraces our coastal lifestyle, and we are delighted to serve the downtown area, as well as join the Plant Riverside District development,” said Christopher Heyn, Southern Tide CEO.
The 1,600 square foot store is located on the first floor of the JW Marriott Hotel and is centrally located amongst a highly curated group of retail stores and restaurants within the hotel. Located directly on the Savannah River, the store features an assortment of men’s, women’s, and kid’s apparel, footwear, and accessories. Designed for life on the water and outdoor adventure, the Southern Tide brand and Southern state of mind fits seamlessly into the laid-back Savannah lifestyle.
Loren Beadle, owner of Island Sport, knew that “this was a compelling next step for Island Sport and Southern Tide. After we saw such success in our Kiawah Island and Greenville stores in SC, it only seemed right to expand our efforts to Savannah. The Plant Riverside District and the JW Marriott Hotel have everything we are looking for in a location, and the partnership with the Kessler Collection just seemed like the perfect fit.”
About Southern Tide
Founded in 2006, Southern Tide is a Greenville, S.C.-based lifestyle apparel brand that boasts exceptional craftsmanship and classic design. Southern Tide is best known for its Skipjack Polo, deemed by many to be the finest, most comfortable polo shirt. Innovative, yet timeless in its youthful style, Southern Tide offers an array of apparel and accessory products for men, women, and kids that deliver their authentic lifestyle through quality, experience, and service. Southern Tide is available for purchase in Southern Tide Signature Stores, more than 850 specialty retailers and premium department stores in more than 49 states across the United States, as well as online at www.southerntide.com. Southern Tide is a wholly owned subsidiary of Oxford Industries (NYSE: OXM).
About Island Sport
Island Sport was founded in 2005 with the opening of its first retail store, SeaCoast Sports and Outfitters, in Freshfields Village on Kiawah Island, South Carolina. As Freshfields Village and Kiawah Island have grown over the last fifteen years, so has Island Sport. Now with ten retail stores and restaurants in three states, Island Sport operates a variety of retail concepts, including sporting goods, apparel, footwear, wine and spirits. For a list of its current retail and restaurant locations, please visit www.islandsportllc.com.
About Plant Riverside District
Plant Riverside District, a creation of visionary Richard Kessler, is a 4.5-acre riverfront entertainment destination in Savannah, Georgia. It was developed around Savannah’s historic Power Plant, which has been reimagined into a luxury, 419-room JW Marriott. Aside from unique and diverse hotel stays, the District treat guests to more than a dozen incredible restaurants, rooftop bars and lounges, plus eclectic and high-end shopping, wine tasting, art, indoor and outdoor live concerts and entertainment, natural science exhibits and kids activities, and fresh air parks. It also features more than 17,000 sq. ft. of event space, ideal for small meetings, weddings and large corporate events. Combining the area’s storied history with modern entertainment and experiences, the Plant Riverside District connects past to present, the city of Savannah with its legendary river and all those who visit to future generations to come. To learn more about the Kessler Collection, please visit www.kesslercollection.com.